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new york city subway riders in shock. >> the victim here was caught between a train and the station and expired on the scene. >> reporter: police say 58-year-old kesu kahn was shoved in to the path of and oncoming train and was struck and killed. the driver of the train was so distraught, he had to be taken away in a wheelchair. tuesday, police apprehended a suspect for questioning. they believe he's the man seen in a heated argument with the victim on the subway platform before the violent confrontation. to identify the suspect, detectives poured over security video from area stores and took him into custody near the scene of the crime. meanwhile, haun's family and neighbors are grieving. >> feel bad to myself and to the family, you know. it is a tragedy. >> reporter: his wife was seen being comforted by priest and police detective after learning of her husband's tragic death. kirk gregory, nbc news. >>> just a horrible story. well, elsewhere president obama could name his choices for two top cabinet posts in the next two weeks. one of those jobs may very well go to a republican. s
that shut down interstate 40 joust outside oklahoma city. texas got a double dose of bad weather, a 25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy h
look at the state of michigan. it has very high unemployment. the city of detroit is near 19% unemployment. so when you look at those arguments, you look at right-to-work states overall have lower unemployment rates than other states, what do you think about the potentially this being a move for the positive? maybe this is something that opens up the state to more jobs? >> there is no evidence that happens. indeed what has happened productivity has risen in this country. the last decades by 60, 70% but wages have been more or less stagnant. and if workers don't have a voice, they can't better their own condition. you know, we've had a middle class that really in terms of income been stagnant. in 201090% of the income growth went to the top 1%. the top 1% needs to be talking to the 99% and representation gives people a chance to have a voice. and essentially what, it isn't right-to-work. people don't have a join a union. they don't have a pay union dues. if a majority selects a representative, essentially everybody needs to pay the cost of that representative sentation. jenna:
inskeep, co-host of morning edition on npr and the author of this book, his first book, "instant city: life and death in catchy." karachi." steve inskeep, what happened in karachi on december 20, 2000? >> i'll let you and thanks by the way for the invitation and what for you guys are doing. on december 20, 2009 there was a religious procession in the middle of this gigantic mega- city, one of the rapidly growing megacities in the world that was bomb. it's a tragic story but when you begin digging into the details of that single day, peeling back the layers, what i discovered was the star that to me a loom and it's the way the world is developing, the way the world is going. the way that different kinds of people are coming together in cities, sometimes quite violently, and thrashing out our future. this is an event i learned about that became this book. now, how many people were killed, who bombed to? >> about three dozen people. saying precisely who bombed who is challenging, but in the end it turned out to be am at least according to the authorities, a militant group which is why ma
, and it's those big cities in and around new york and new jersey and washington, big-time travel delays at the airports. already canceling hundreds of flights because of the winds tonight into tomorrow. >> i think i got lucky being in the washington, d.c. area. one of the few people that will avoid all of this stuff, this big mess for the holiday. alexandria, thank you very much. we hope everyone is safe in travels. >>> emergency crews are working to get the power back on. more than 200,000 homes along the gulf coast right now. the tornado that touched down in mobile, alabama, did major damage to one school. this is the historic murphy high school. it's almost 100 years old. it was smashed by trees. it is missing its roof today. that is where christina lever worth is from our aaffiliate a wear. give us a tour of that area and what you've seen in terms of the devastation. >> reporter: absolutely, suzanne. for the most part the damage is widespread. murphy high school, the worst hit. right behind me is the baseball facility, completely destroyed. beyond that is these portable classrooms
tapes and the alleged murder/suicide involving kansas city chiefs play er javon belcher. >>> and there's no plan to keep us from going over the fiscal cliff. broken record, broken record. i'm christine romans in today for john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. >>> up first, president obama standing his ground over the fight in the fiscal cliff. americans face crushing tax hikes and severe spending cuts in 27 days if democrats and republicans cannot come together on a deal. by the way, congress breaks for the holidays in ten days. slash that number. in an interview with bloomberg news, the president made it crystal clear he's not about to blink on the issue of tax hikes for the wealthiest americans. >> we'll have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> white house correspondent dan lothian joins us live from washington this morning. very nice to see you, dan. >> good to see you. >> here's the deal. we have republicans pitted against democrats. now we understand there are issues amongst republicans as well. >> that's right. the
. >> reporter: tens of thousands of protesters fell on to the streets in cairo and other egyptian cities, calling it a final warning to the islamist president, mohamed morsi, who critics say is behaving like a dictator. in cairo, protesters surrounded the presidential palace, chanting slogans calling for the end of the presidency. it was mostly a peaceful demonstration. protesters are angry about a drawn constitution which will put to referendum, a popular vote in ten days time. control by president morsi's islamist allies, many more liberal editions say it is sharia law that fail to protect the rights of minorities and women. >>> the duchess of cambridge is said to be feeling better this morning after treatment for cute morning sickness. prince william's wife is expected to stay in king edwards hospital for several days. >> reporter: good morning charlie. the news today seems to be better. after spending a second day at the hospital with his wife, prince william left her looking a lot more relaxed. kate is, quote, continuing to feel better and it seems that the prince was feeling a litt
to listen to the funnel cloud as it approached the city. >> christmas day tornado. going through mobile. oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> look at that. it caused a lot of damage. and knocked out power to more than 20,000 customers. incredibly, no one was killed, although at least two storm-related deaths were reported elsewhere. but even nature's most destructive forces can have a beautiful side. the storm generated this end-to-end rainbow as it passed near jackson, mississippi. let's get to alexandra steele. >> the legs on this thing are insane. certainly one for the record books. on the snow side and on the severe side, mobile, two tornadoes, one yesterday and then one five days before that. it was the greatest christmas day tornado outbreak on the records, for the record books since records have been kept. in denver, the first white christmas in three years. dallas, the 4 inches of snow. last time that happened, 1926. in little rock, 9 inches. last time they had any measurable snow of that nature was in 1926. must have been a snowy year tha
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before his arrest, he speak exclusively to abc's matt gutman. and matt joins us live from guatemala city with the latest on that bizarre interview. matt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. in that interview, mcafee very animated. saying he felt safe here for the first time in months. seeking asylum here. but just hours later, the immigration police picked him up. they're planning to fly him back to belize from the airport behind me, a move that surprised nearly everyone here, most of all mcafee. overnight, john mcafee was stuffed into a police car here in guatemala. >> john, where are you going? >> to jail. >> reporter: arrested by the country, just hours earlier. he told us exclusively he hoped would grant us asylum. this morning, officials here say they will deport him back to belize, where he is being sought for questioning in the november murder of his neighbor, greg faull. you did not, nor did any of your associates shoot him? >> for what reason? how stupid would i be? he's my neighbor. >> reporter: investigators in belize say he's not a suspect. but when they asked
, and alabama. the hardest hit, mobile, where a twister ripped through the city downing tree, power lines and damaging more than 100 homes and businesses as well as a church and a high school. some were caught on the road when the tornado hit. >> at that poibnt, we just drov as fast as we possibly could. >> reporter: today officials assessed the damage and a cleanup began across much of the south. >> this is a dangerous situation with all the roofs off and the win did windows blown out. >> reporter: the top priority, getting power back to more than 215,000 residents across the southeast left in the dark. we temperatures expected to dip below freezing in some areas, officials say the main concern is keeping people safe. and almost 1200 flights today already have been canceled across the country and they're expecting many more delays. as a matter of fact, some airports are seeing almost four hours of delays. so they're telling people to check at the airport, check your flights before you get there. and as the storm continues to move into the northeast tonight and tomorrow, there will be mor
and the switch. weather-wise, 10 in duluth. the cold temperature in new york city, 30, again it feels like the mid-20s. we're looking at a ball drop temperature of only 35. not a bad year. not like 1917. that was the coldest. it was only one degree then. your local forecast coming up in only 30 seconds. >> all right, thank you, ginger. >>> coming up on "gma," the brand-new 911 call revealing the truth about a 16-year-old's bizarre disappearance. was it all a hoax? >>> also ahead, one wild showdown. two of nature's gentle giants caught on tape. in a vicious fight. >>> and breaking baby news for kanye west and kim kardashian. kanye west and kim kardashian. wears off. been there. tried that. ladybug body milk? no thanks. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. it's so powerful you can skip a day... but light enough you won't want to. dermatologist recommended eucerin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. try our entrees, snacks and new salads. salmon with bas
with a case of the man pushed to his death from a subway platform in that city. police had targeted a woman who looked like this police sketch, a heavy set woman in her 20s caught on a security camera running away after that attack on thursday. david aristo is live in new york with the latest developments on this, and pretty quick work here, wasn't it? >> seems to be. they have this woman in custody right now because that she had implicated herself, the statement we got from chief of police department spokesman paul brown. and this is a case that certainly has rocked new york. this is the second time this has taken place within the month of december. it's something that doesn't happen all that often here in new york. 8.5 million people in the city and many, many people take the subway. so to have something like this take place, you would think it's got the city in sort of a tizzy. this thing happened in queens. the woman was walking back and forth. it's not clear if the one that they have in custody is indeed the woman that was seen on that security video that you showed earlier. however,hi
to syria's biggest cities. today, battling near assad's stronghold, his palace in damascus. while fighters have overrun one of the regime's largest military bases, outside the city of aleppo. american officials say they fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising and say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fears. driving along a dark, back country reed near turkey's border with syria. his name is adnan sillou. he told us that until 2008, he was a chief of staff in the chemical weapons program. he said he worked on the defense side, in charge of preparing troops for dealing with attacks and safety equipment. what specific chemical weapons does the assad regime have? he said, "they have mustard gas, along with the highly toxic nerve agents vx, sarin and tabun." the regime has started to fall and deteriorate, he argues. it's highly possible assad will start using chemical weapons to kill his own people. >> i think it's a last ditch effort and one that they don't want to use but are increasingly considering it. >> reporter: if the reg
of this city were suddenly dark, leaving 17,000 homes and businesses without power. emergency crews blocked roads to better assess the damage, while the rain continued to pour on the city. >> oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: another of the more than a dozen tornadoes in the region damaged several homes in southeast mississippi. several people were injured, luckily none seriously. >> we have a lot of damage, people hurt. >> we've had homes that are 90% destroyed. >> reporter: the christmas day storm is being blamed for a young man's death in houston. he was trying to push aside a downed tree, when another tree snapped and fell on top of him, killing him instantly. blizzard conditions blanketed the midwest and beyond. snowplows had to clear roads as far south as lubbock, texas. interstate 40 near the intersection of i-35 and oklahoma was closed for most of christmas morning after a massive car pileup. freezing rain conditions caused 21 vehicles to crash into one another. several people were taken to the hospital. the storms are only expected to increase in strength as they sweep
are still without power after sunday's storm. >>> the windy city has been anything but windy these days. chicago is in the middle of a warm spell that feels a lot more like june than december. what is the guy doing wearing a packers' jersey downtown. shot up to 70 allowing chicagoans to abandon gear for shirts, t-shirts, bicycles. a little nom is day. cooler today. well above normal the i leave a year ago it's been warmer in chicago than it ever has been. >> nothing like a mild start to winter. that's what i am talking about. enjoy it, chicago, because you know it won't last. >> last winter was mild. >> for chicago standard. for chicago standard. >> for chicago. yes. >>> here's a look at your weather. showers and thunderstorms from houston to cleveland and nashville. the storms are going to move east to atlanta and pittsburgh. rain in the pacific northwest. up to a foot in the rockies, and cascade and sierra range. >> 50s from seattle to billings. 38 in the twin city. 70s across the south. >>> time now for our -- boom -- "favorite story of the day." i do love this. anyone who watches th
coming up. >>> meantime, it feels like spring here in new york city. that's about to change, too. >>> christmas cheer in washington interruptedly controversy. superstar singer psy's explosive onstage rants against americans, happened before he made it big here with "gangnam style." >>> we showed you our trip to robin's. we're heading back. revealing our traditions now at robin's home for christmas. what a visit it was. >>> we begin with the australian z deejays speaking out for the first time. cecilia vega is in sydney with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. they say this was supposed to be a simple, harmless prank that lasted no more than 30 seconds. they thought they would be hung up on immediately. we all know that is far from what happened. >> personally i'm -- >> reporter: the two australian deejays behind the phony phone call came out of hiding overnight. offering a tearful apology to the family of the nurse. >> shattered, gutted, heart broken. incredibly sorry for this situation and what's happened. >> there's not a minute that goes by that
was abducted. we tried to reach her family and they are not commenting. a lot of things about the or the city are not clear. >> a lot thank you, john. >>> this next story is for all of those moms out there who wonder what exactly goes on when they're out and they leave dad in charge. one kansas city, missouri, father decided to record his day off at home with his son. the result has gone viral. john mull ser is here with that. >> reporter: good morning. we see all kinds of videos from the shocking to the incredible. this is neither. this one is charming. dad showing mom what he and his toddler son are up to when she's away. she said her living room was so spotless, she thought her husband was lying about elaborate play time with their son. >> when i came home and everything was in its place, i would say, today, you didn't play hard. everything is where it needs to be. >> reporter: but now, the truth is out in this ultimate video confession, called home with da da. >> i wanted to capture the moment. a picture wasn't going do it. five seconds of video wasn't going do it. i just decided time-lap
said, once bitten, twice shy. natalie? >> thanks so much, atia. >>> a new york city homeless man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a man pushed in front of a subway train. 30-year-old naeem davis is being held without bail. he served two years in prison for robbery. on wednesday, the victim's family spoke out. his daughter says she wishes someone had helped her father off the tracks but said, quote, what is done is done. >>> a candle light vigil in iowa on wednesday. hunters discovered two bodies that are believed to be the missing cousins, 11-year-old lyric cook and 9-year-old elizabeth collins. the girls last seen in july, disappeared while riding their bikes. >>> computer software mogul john mcafee arrested in guatemala city for entering the country illegally. he said he had been seeking asylum there after fleeing belize where he is a person of interest in the shooting death of his neighbor. >>> music legend dave brubeck is being remembered today for bringing jazz to the people. he died just a day shy of his 92nd birthday. perhaps best known for his ground
: the rebels have taken the fight to syria's biggest cities, battling assad's strong holds, his palace in damascus, while fighters have overrun one of the largest military bases outside the city of aleppo. american officials fear the likelihood of assad using chemical weapons is rising. they say they have proof they've been prepared. we went to meet a man who shares those fears. driving along a dark back country road near turkey's border with syria. he told us that until 2008, he was a chief of staff in the chemical weapons program. he said he worked on the defense side, in charge of preparing troops for dealing with attacks and safety equipment. what specific chemical weapons does the assad regime have? he said they have mustard gas, along with a highly toxic nerve agent, vx, sarin and tabun. the regime has started to fall and deteriorate, he argues. it's highly possible assad will start using chemical weapons to kill his own people. >> i think it's a last-ditch effort and one they don't want to use but are considering it. >> reporter: if the regime crumbles, the u.s. fears the weapon
at somebody and can enhance t but making it so brazen and new york city police department investigating this, so there is no doubt in my mind they'll get him. they know the car. they know the person. they're doing a background check, everything. got his cell phone, his text messages. everything they're going to check on. did he get a summons? you know, right there, where you park your car, if you're out in your car more than three minutes, they give you a ticket. maybe did they get any tickets? then they go on seventh avenue and make a left on seventh avenue this is the middle of times square. there is cameras. after 9/11 there is different cameras. they got license plates where they can identify the license plate. they got a partial plate they can find out what part of the city you're from. i'm sure they're going to catch these guys. >> what about just quickly the victim here. we mentioned some petty crimes in his background, some theft, cocaine charge. what should police -- what are police looking for? >> well, they're talking to his family, of course. they say he went to college and he's
-day saints in guatemala city, when she and a companion were kidnapped last week. her parents described their ordeal like this. >> with grief and despair and helpless. she is so far away and nothing you can do. you're sitting at their mercy. whatever their ransom is and whatever their demands are. >> i didn't know what to do. my dad was crying and my mom was crying. i thought i would not be able to see her again. >> she could finish stateside and take an easy route. she said she feels that is where she needs to be. she knows god was protecting her since this whole ordeal. she could feel angels protecting her and her companion while the whole thing unfold. never once did they fear for her life. wow, she is alive and put christmas in perspective. heather: fortunately the girls were not hurt. in fact sara told her parents she and her companion tried to reach out to their captors to teach them about their faith. gregg: a horrific scene in syria. airstrike by government forces on a crowded bakery reportedly killing dozens of people who were simply standing there waiting in line to buy bread,
a very hard line in the talks. >>> there's growing outage here in new york city over a front-page photo from "the new york post" yesterday. this man has just fallen down on the tracks. is just seconds away from a subway train hitting and killing him. many people upset why the photographer was taking the picture and not helping the man. this morning, he's talking out, justifying why he took the photo. and why so many other folks were running away. there's nobody there trying to help him off the tracks. >> he says he was trying to help. we're going to get into that. >>> also, you guys over there took advantage of the spring weather yesterday. >> yes, we did. we needed a walk. but more importantly, we needed to see our old pal, robin. we got to walk through the riverside park, as the sun was setting on a beautiful day in manhattan. it's always the case. she's always the -- >> she looks fantastic. >> she is the best medicine for us. it was amazing. >> and let me tell you, only one of us felt good enough to keep pushing the speed of the walk. >> it's true. it's true. >> her smile is great. >
is best circumstances. can be tricky. get a load of this. hundreds of workers at new york city jfk airport threatening to go on strike on december 20th. these are the security guards. none at the checkpoint. but they direct traffic, make sure the gates are secure. it could add to the chaos of travelers will feel over a busy holiday. planes will be packed. the airline trade group says 85% to 90% of the seats will be filled. and the holiday trip will cost you more than last year, 9% more, according to travelocity. nonstop prices are nearly double than what they were at the beginning of december. >> the average price is over $400 round-trip. that's a big bite out of someone's wallet, especially if you multiply that across several family members. >> reporter: if you're still on the fence about whether to take that christmas flight, decide fast. >> the time to book was weeks ago. but if you haven't booked yet, you have to pull the trigger right now. prices are going up, not every day, but every hour you wait. >> reporter: looking for cheaper fares, travelocity says your best bet is christmas ev
more. i'm happy. ♪ >> for 20 years in a neighborhood in mexico city upstairs from the shop, the boxing gym has accommodated hundreds of fighters. the wear and tear makes repairs occasionally necessary. today the staff works intently to fix a broken mount before the champion and residents begins his work out. marquez has been immersed in heavy training since mid october. and alison two weeks away from white knight, the boxer says preparations to take on manny pacquiao have been ongoing since their last meeting. 4 s >> it is the 62 automatic time of the trainer will be in his corner for a fight. he remains focused on the work still to be done. >> even at the age of 39, marquez says his commitment to preparation is more complete than ever. >> the fighter and his camp are no stranger to camries. for this bout, there has been a change in policy. when it is time, total access is revoked. >> afterwards he finishes the work out by testing out the newly reconstructed speed bag. more screws appear to be needed. an hour later there is an intriguing apologue as market as well known for alternative
york city. it is the world's biggest party. of course, security will be extremely tight. we'll check in on celebrations there and around the world. >> then we'll catch up with three women that had us talking in 2012, including a mom that sparked debate over this picture. and an anchor who caught flack about her weight. >>> andrea mitchell joins us with the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> her spokesman called a blood clot stemming from the concussion she had sustained earlier. the administration's most high profile frequent flyer, 112 countries, nearly 1 million miles, more than 400 days of travel, now grounded under doctor's care at new york presbyterian after a spokesman says physicians discovered a blood clot wednesday. onny whirlwind trip, she picked up a stomach virus that led to dehydration that led to a fall, a concussion and now, her aides say, a blood clot. >> she's had a very real accident and is recovering from it. she will be back. >> reporter: for three weeks, clinton has been out of the office, but still working while recovering at home. her concussio
ancestors i come from delaware city, delaware. my ancestors came from salem new jersey. i found out recently that my ancestors came to salem new jersey into philadelphia from latvia and she starts looking at me and said how do you know all of this? i said i know because i've been on this great site called ancestry.com. here in the middle of a cocktail party selling this product. i urge you to try it, too. they'll give you two free weeks if you go to ancestry.com. discover all you can about your family before you then decide whether or not to sign up. it is a perfect time to do it this time of year to find out stuff about your family roots then when your crowd gets together for the holiday party you can impress them with everything you've learned. go to tryancestry.com. peter, what's happening here? >> we're tweeting at bpshow. some fantastic responses to our information we gave you to get in touch with rick schneider the governor of michigan. it is onetoughnerd. spell it out. >> bill: who would ever have a twitter ha
is that he is living in a city, living in a city with multiple points of egress and entries, access to communications, so that he can keep in touch with the organization. you can't run a global network of interconnected cells from a cave. >> rose: jessica chastain for the hour, next. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. captioning sponsored by rose communications >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders. and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: jessica chastain has been everywhere and is everywhere, in 2011 she appeared in six movies, including the help, which she was no, ma'am made for an oscar. >> i can cook corn pone, boil potatoes, i can do grits. >> rose: she also appeared in the debt. >> where have you come from? >> argentina. >> really? wants. >> cordoba. >> >> rose: the tree of light and texas killing fields. >> by the way, are you the one selling tickets here because i sure as hell would like to buy one, detective stall, do you think
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was 15 at charlie square in salt lake city. >> i'm carolyn tuft, my daughter kirsten was killed in salt lake city. and i was also seriously injured in 2007. >> my name is peter reed, i'm here, again, as i was in april, because of my daughter, mary. she was shot and killed in her french class on the campus of virginia tech on april 16, 2007. >> my name is casey, my little brother, derrek was riddled with bullets on september 8, 2001 new york sacramento, california. -- in sacramento, california. >> my name is paul mauser, i'm the father of paul maus -- of daniel mauser who was killed in the massacre at columbine high school. >> my name is paul wilson. my beautiful wife christy lyn wilson, 26 years, was cowardly shot and killed in california, onth 12, 2011. -- october 12, 2011. >> i'm andre, i am father of bear. my son miraculously survived the shooting, he was in the line of fire. i am here not to represent the entire town, i am here just on my own accord. >> obviously the town that andre is talking about is newtown, connecticut. before we begin, is there anybody else here who has a story
snow in the cascades. and sierra nevada. >> 40s from seattle to san francisco, 20s from the twin cities to kansas city. and 30s for the midwest and northeast. >>> moving to the other big story, president obama and top lawmakers meet at the white house today on the fiscal cliff. whether they'll be able to reach a compromise is still an open question, but just in case, speaker john boehner has called house members to a rare sunday session. here's abc's jonathan karl with more. >> reporter: president obama cut short his hawaiian vacation, rushing back to washington where storm clouds, real storm clouds are gathering over the capitol. instead of deal making, it's name calling. the top democrat in the senate, accusing the republican speaker of the house of running a dictatorship. they say they haven't given up, but it sounds that way. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> here we are, once again, at the end of the year, staring at a crisis we should have dealt with literally months ago. >> reporter: without an agreement soon, nearly everybody takes a hit. a schoolteacher with t
. >>> here's your wednesday weather. rain from salt lake city to helena. a foot of snow in the rockies. cascade, sierra, nevada. a big cool down in the midwest. scattered showers and thunderstorms from new orleans to atlanta and d.c. >> 50s in the northeast. 40s in the midwest. denver hovers near 70, which is 25 degrees above normal. not bad. enjoy it, folks. >>> probably the most recognizable sign in the nation is back. looking exactly the same as the it did before its makeover. talking about the famous hollywood sign, of course. >> its nine-week, $175,000 spruce-up is officially over. and considering it's the sign's biggest cleanup job in 30 years, we must say it's fantastic, don't you think? >> marvelous as they like to say. >> how is that again? >> marvelous. billy crystal character. >> i know. >> bravo to sherwin williams, donated the 900 gallons of paint that was slapped on. nice work out there. the sign looks as good as ever. >> quick little factoid. when it originally went up in 1929 it said hollywoodland. the famous letters, they're 45 feet tall, 350 feet long. >> really. have
look inside its global hub in the city of memphis. by yesterday afternoon, more than 19 million packages had been shipped. 10% more than the busiest day last year. business is up. >> mind-boggling. >>> facebook and gmail seem to be all right this morning. but both services had brief outages. some users had problems with google calendar and documents for about an hour. there's no word from google about the cause. facebook said it changed a web address. that outage lasted 20 long minutes. >>> and pepsi's latest global partner is my girlfriend, beyonce. beside her appearance at the pepsi halftime show at the super bowl, the singer will appear on everything from soda cans, to commercials, to cardboard cutouts in stores. the deal is thought to be worth 50 million bucks. a lot of that is the time and space for the ads. can't wait to take a long sip of that. >> i'm proud of you for getting through that without sweating and stammering and stuttering. >> indeed. >>> when we come back, doctors using the aids virus to held. the fight against cancer. and one little girl, she is living proof
the city of alexandria there are approximately 30 marked take- home vehicles. police say they won't be kept overnight in neighborhoods until the suspect is behind bars. >> in 30 years here i've never seen this happen before. so i'm hoping i never see it happen again. >> anyone with information about the stolen cruisers is urged to contact police. now again the vehicles were found abandoned a short time after being taken, but until this case is solved authorities say if you're driving and feel uncomfortable during a police stop, you can always pull over and call 911 and just open the window slighty and say you'd like to wait for additional is ofs to arrive at the scene -- officers to arrive at the scene. >>> a mysterious death in d.c., a body found in a park near an elementary school, what we've learned about the investigation and reaction from nervous parents. >> a mom of three proves her doctor is wrong and becomes a medical miracle just in time for christmas, her amazing story at 11:00. with my keurig vue brewer, i can brew my coffee just the way i love it. how do you do that? inside the
. this is one of the worst recoveries ever in u.s. history. we have people suffering in the inner cities who have not had a job for four or five years. teenagers, they've lost all the skills to work, they'll be never brought back into the mainstream and these people are dancing and fiddling while rome is burning. it's too bad we have to wait a couple, three, maybe four years before we can bring good economics in. martha: i hope that is not true. spend some time with your families, enjoy the holidays, and sit tight. >> i have a great family and you have a great, great holiday season, martha, merry christmas to you. martha: you too art to you and yours. always good to talk to you. bill: jon scott standing by. another nice man. merry christmas to you jon what is happening. jon: merry christmas to you bill. do you remember when the friday before christmas was always kind of quiet, not so much going on? we have a new nominee for secretary of state. the nation is coming every closer to the fiscal cliff with no answers in sight and not much time to get it done. the stock market is sliding. we've go
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